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Series: Experimental Futures
Published: 22 January 2014
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377009-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7700-9
Series: Politics, History, and Culture
Published: 13 August 2007
DOI: 10.1215/9780822390428-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9042-8
Book Chapter

By Michelle Murphy
Published: 21 April 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7321-6
... human capital girls data financialization investable life ...
Published: 21 April 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7321-6
...Investable Life Arc III traces the rise of “invest in a girl” campaigns in the 1990s and the gendering of human capital approaches to the value of life. It shows how the thick archive of postcolonial data produced by family planning was reworked to calculate that educating girls was more...
Book Chapter

By Peter M. Beattie
... abolition capital punishment corporal punishment comparative Atlantic history human rights ...
Published: 20 January 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373254-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7325-4
... This chapter criticizes continuing tendencies to sociocentrism and humanist exceptionalism in the humanities and human sciences. To discern these tendencies in their strong form the chapter compares four diverse modernists: Rousseau, Isaiah Berlin, Hayek, and Marx. The idea of the Anthropocene...
Series: a John Hope Franklin Center Book
Published: 17 February 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373230-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7323-0
... Blackness came into being with the figure of the Black slave, capitalism’s most visible symbol of the possibility of violence without limits and of vulnerability without a safety net. Without restitution, reparation, and a striving toward universal justice, the Becoming Black of the world...
Published: 23 February 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375890-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7589-0
... race to garner moral capital. abolition capital punishment corporal punishment comparative Atlantic history human rights ...
Series: a John Hope Franklin Center Book
Published: 17 February 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373230-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7323-0
... Europe’s displacement from the center of the world and the universalization of the Black condition inspire this critical reevaluation of history, racism, and the future of humanity. Three historical moments conjoined the figure of the Black Man (le Nègre) and Blackness with the biological...
Series: a John Hope Franklin Center Book
Published: 17 February 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373230-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7323-0
... In early capitalism, power harnessed the excess or surplus of the real to engender, transgress, and possess, to allow life and mete out death. Yet nocturnal power—as killing power, arising from a pact with the dead—was antagonized by the ghostly figure of the Black slave as both unfinished...
Published: 02 November 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374800-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7480-0
... and ecological worlds went to war. The haunting specter of capital joined the fray—animating the movements of cattle, grasses with animal rhizomes, rice seeds, and flighty ducks. Amid this warfare, the fringe-toed foam frog was just one tenacious parasite, a noisy agent eating at the table of another, which...
Published: 30 September 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375081-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7508-1
... diversity in human cultures and the liberal-pluralist creations of identity categories under global capitalism. Cui Zi’en Josephine Ho money boys sex-positive feminism pink economy ...
Published: 11 March 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374527-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7452-7
.... Probing the question of value in capitalism as the central motor of the metaphoric work of the fetish, the chapter ends by considering what it might mean to imagine human incommensurability in a world beyond commodity-determined labor. ...
Series: ANIMA
Published: 22 April 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7467-1
...Preface<subtitle>Empire in Life</subtitle> The preface argues that the rising attention in the humanities and social sciences to theories of biopolitics and posthumanism offers postcolonial studies an opportunity to develop an account of politics that tracks how international inequalities...
Published: 18 November 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373674-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7367-4
... in complicity with globalized capitalism and inaugurating alternative figurations of queer life. Botswana India film exhibition activism human rights ...
Published: 13 May 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7436-7
...The Body and the Dispensations of Racial Capital This essay argues that the engagement of social difference from the standpoint of disability could prove to be especially provocative within critical ethnic studies. Building on the work of Hortense Spillers, the essay questions the assumption...
Published: 01 January 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7453-4
... and technologies of colonial sugar capital and postcolonial tourist capital. Cliff suggests that the revival of precolonial history and its cultural traditions can stimulate revolutionary consciousness and facilitate the Jamaican people’s emergence as an autonomous subject. The chapter suggests that Cliff’s...
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 05 March 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374480-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7448-0
...” means that global health commodities like drugs, medical devices, water engineering, and care itself are only sometimes assessed in terms of improvements in human corporeal health and well-being. Increasingly the purpose of metrics is also to assess how much money any given technology, commodity...
Published: 18 June 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375609-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7560-9
... as immaterial workers in neo/liberal capitalism. Their translations of nature demonstrate the concept’s elusiveness, its entanglement with ideas of freedom and liberation, and its significance for what it means to be human in a globalizing world. Acknowledging the urgency of contemporary concerns about...
Published: 22 July 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374275-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7427-5
... theories of cultural difference. It argues that postgenomic uncertainty over whether race is a fixed or malleable property of human populations makes race newly important in assessing the equally uncertain futures that neoliberal capitalism promises for working populations, especially those from elsewhere...